Author: Kit Rasmussen (Kit Rasmussen)

Left to die…
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Left to die…

Aondesun was the second child born to Nguwaysen and the second child born with an anomaly. Her first child had hydrocephalitis (water on the brain) so her family banned her from returning to the family home with her first born. Nguwaysen had already suffered from the shock of having a baby with so many problems...

Ordinary Girl found her home…
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Ordinary Girl found her home…

A 50-year-old woman had cradled in her arms a 3 month-old baby girl. She had found the baby in a garbage can, covered with blood, umbilical cord still attached. Born with a cleft lip and palate, the baby started her life as a person no one wanted. Wrapped only in a blanket, tucked in with...

An uplifting story about Ji Wu
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An uplifting story about Ji Wu

You won’t believe this incredible story from a grateful father! Dear Alliance for Smiles, I want to tell you the story about how I brought my son Ji Wu to you. I was buying vegetables at our village market and heard about a group called “Alliance for Smiles” doing free cleft surgery at HuangShi Central...

A volunteer’s story…
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A volunteer’s story…

One of our longtime volunteers, Dorothy S. Ferreira, has authored this article in RDH, The National Magazine For Dental Hygiene Professionals. “How many of you remember the ad tagline, “Join the ADHA. See the world”? Oh wait, that was for the Army, not dental hygiene. But there is a league of dental hygienists who have...